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US Senate ratifies Kigali Amendment

The US lawmakers recently voted to ratify the Kigali Amendment, making this the first time in 30 years for the US to adopt an international climate treaty. Key facts The US Senate voted ratify the 2016 Kigali Amendment to the 1987 Montreal Protocol climate treaty and phase down the use and production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), ..

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September 16: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is observed every year on September 16. Key points International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is also known as World Ozone Day. It is observed to raise awareness about the importance and need of the ozone layer. The theme for 2022 is ‘Global ..

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September 16: World Ozone Day

World Ozone Day or the International Day for preservation of Ozone Layer was observed on September 16, 2021 across the world. Highlights This day is celebrated every year and is dedicated to a cause which might not be visibly relevant but is important for the protection of the ozone layer. History World Ozone Day was ..

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Ratification of Kigali Amendment to Montreal Protocol

India has approved the ratification of the Kigali Agreement to the Montreal Protocol in order to phase down Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). What it means for India? India now requires to reduce its HFCs usage by 80% by 2047. China and the US have to achieve the same in 2045 and 2034. Key Points Experts note that, ..

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September 16: International Day for Prevention of the Ozone Layer

The International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer which is also known as the World Ozone day is being observed today on September 16, 2020.  Theme for 2020 edition is- “Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection”. About World Ozone day The day is celebrated since 1994. September 16 was proclaimed ..

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India and Norway to work towards mitigating marine plastic littering

On February 16, 2020, at the CMS COP-13, the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species Conference of Parties-13, was marked by India. The Convention is to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat between February 17, 2020 and February 22, 2020. Highlights On the sidelines of CMS COP-13, India and Norway declared the 2020-30 decade as ..

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